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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, september 22nd. and this morning, white house at war. bob woodward's latest book exposes turf battles and tough debates over the war in afghanistan. top generals and white house aides at odds. the president lashing out at the pentagon for an exit strategy. swinging back. tea party star, christine o'donnell, defends herself in her first interview, since he heard her comments about witchcraft and sexual battles. serial sexer. a woman comes forward saying a wisconsin district attorney sent her inappropriate messages. she tells her story in a live interview. and can it be? the hoff is off. david hasselhoff, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live.
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and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? >> the only way it could go. i don't know it is. the back-to-school cold crept up on me. i apologize. we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. infights over sending thousa nds of troops. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the chief of staffs, mike mullen. against general petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his aides as water bugs, the mafia. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan. >> all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. and also this morning, it's
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been a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. we begin an in-depth series. and we kick that off our next half hour. we begin over the fallout over bob woodward's book "obama's wars." jake tapper is at the white house. >> reporter: the book is not even in stores. already, the white house is responding. a senior administration official says that in the book, the president comes across as analytical, strategic and decisive. and the official goes on to say that the infighting portrayed in the book was already well-known. excerpts from the new book "obama's wars" by bob woodward, reported by "the new york times," highlights infighting and name-calling of top advisers on the war of afghanistan. and the president deeply torn how to proceed. in the book, richard holbrooke reportedly said, it can't work. and douglas love, another adviser, said the war reviews
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did not add up to the final decision. jim jones referred to some of the president's aides as water bugs and the poll et entrepreneur. vice president biden called holbrooke, the most egotistical bastard he ever met. and david petraeus, dislikes speaking to white house adviser, david axelrod, calling him a complete spin doctor. it also highlights the president's doubts and frustrations about the war. i want an exit strategy, he implored at one meeting. woodward reports that hamid karzai, the president of afghanistan, with whom the administration has had a strained relationship, has been diagnosed as manic depressive. and is being treated with medication. >> the senate has not -- >> reporter: the book comes as several key members of obama's foreign and domestic policy teams are headed for the exit. defense secretary gates said 2011 would be a good time for him to leave. and jim jones is expected to
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leave after the midterm elections. and the president's economic team has been decimated. national economic council director larry summer will leave after midterms. peter orszag has left. and so has chair christina romer. only treasury secretary tim geithner remains. plus, chief of staff, rahm emanuel, has made no secret that he's eyeing a new gig. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor of the city of chicago. that's been my aspiration, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> reporter: a senior official says also most importantly, when it comes to the policy of afghanistan and pakistan, the administration is confident they got the policy right, even with all of this description of infighting. >> the book describes a lot of doubts that the president and his team had about the policy. diane sawyer and i will have the first interviews with bob woodward on monday and tuesday, on "world news," "nightline" and right here on "good morning
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america." >> we're looking forward to that. from the white house, to the upcoming elections and the impact of the tea party. controversial republican senate candidate christine o'donnell, is responding to criticism about comments she made on witchcraft and sexual values. jon karl is on capitol hill. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. tea party long-shot, christine o'donnell, is in the spotlight again. and firing back at her critics. in her first appearance since kanling two national television interviews, christine o'donnell went on fox news, where she was asked about why she, quote, dabbled in witchcraft as a teenager. >> what was that about? >> teenage rebellion. some people dabble in drugs to rebel. >> reporter: o'donnell, who has been hit on everything from her past statements on masturbation to her personal finances, said democrats were trying to make the personal political. >> watch this. watch how this campaign unfolds. they started their ads this week. and they're attacking me personally.
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they're not attacking where i stand on stimulus. they're not attacking where i stand on extending, if not making permanent, the bush tax cuts. >> reporter: it has been an eventful seven days since o'donnell won the gop nomination. first, bill maher released video of the witchcraft comment. and threatened to release more embarrassing clips. now, bill o'reilly is doing the same. >> trying to be fair to christine o'donnell. she's been on this program for a number of times. we have kind of crazy stuff she said. we're not going to play it yet. >> reporter: one o'reilly clip did emerge, however, from an old debate on genetic engineering. >> mice, with fully-functioning human brains. >> reporter: but o'donnell's staunchest supporter, sarah palin, is standing by her. palin's latest move is a web video, where she portrays herself as the heroine of the tea party movement. palin appears eight times in the video. she doesn't mention the word republican even once. meanwhile, here in washington,
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republican leaders have essentially excommunicated senator lisa murkowski because she is waging a write-in campaign against joe miller, the tea party candidate that defeated her in alaska. that's because, george, the republican establishment is now solidly behind the former tea partier, or current tea partier, joe miller. >> jon karl, thanks very much. here to talk with us, nicolle wallace, former communications director for george w. bush. and our political contributor, democratic strategist, donna brazile. everybody who has worked in the white house has to deal with a woodward book. it's this white house's turn. what do you make of it? >> i think if you look at how the public processes this, i don't think the public is startled or alarmed by an account of infighting. what i think is striking is that obama places politics at a pretty high premium in the internal deliberations about iraq. and i think that's going to play into the narrative, while he
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promised change, it really didn't all that different from the politics of previous white houses. >> right. and donna, one of the things the president expresses on the report of this book, is that he is afraid of losing his party. this book can't come as a worse time for democrats. they want the president to be focused on the party. they want the president to be taking on the republicans. now, they'll be dealing with the woodward book six weeks before the election. >> i think the book will give us insight how the president has really handled both wars, in afghanistan and iraq. and show how he has led on those ni missions. i don't think it will distract democratic candidates from talking on the economy or our endeavors in afghanistan. >> what about the white house shakeup? larry summers leaving. a lot of reports that rahm emanuel may run for the mayor of chicago. how should the president take advantage of this opportunity? can he? >> i think he should take
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advantage of it. look, george, i think the american people would like to see a fresh start on the economy. to bring in, perhaps, some more seasoned players that can really get down to job creation and how we can turn things around that the president has been able to address over the last 18 months. it will be an opportunity to bring in some, perhaps some people with some fresh ideas. i think it's a good start. hopefully, the president will choose some real abled people. men and women, who can come in and replace those individuals. >> you were in the white house when the president replaced secretary rumsfeld, secretary of the war in iraq. this is not the same situation. the president says he stands behind the strategy. what does he do with the openings? >> staff shakeups are a much bigger deal inside washington than they are in america. people are worried about the economy. they're worried about their jobs. nair worried about finding new jobs. they're worried about their salaries. they want to see the government
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work. they could care less on who advises the president. i think you saw a striking reaction from disheartened obama supporters at the economic town hall this week, where his supporters stood up and said, i'm exhausted from defending you. >> that was a tough moment. i want to ask you about christine o'donnell. she had a message somewhat like that last night. she said, i'm going to focus on the problems of the people of delaware. let all of this stuff ride over me. will that work? >> it's hard not to giggle about things like witches and brains in mice. when you look at what this movement is about, any political movement that's willing to lose to adhere to its principles, is one to be reckoned with. that's a powerful movement. they really driven by the grassroots. >> will they drive themselves to defe defeat? >> i they may. >> the belief is that christine
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o'donnell can't win that seat. but do you think democrats are getting complacent about the seat? >> the last thing that democrats can do is become overconfident. miss o'donnell will have to answer some of the allegations, some of the charges, because she made them herself. she'll have to talk about her finances. she'll have to talk about whether or not she dabbled in witchcraft. george, i'm from new orleans. that's not unheard of where i'm from. i know some people dabbled a lot more. but you know, george, i think at the end of the day, voters in delaware and across the country, would like to know the issues. she will have to face the voters and the media. not just softball questions. but face the voters in delaware who want to know whether or not she's going to privatize social security and turn medicare into a voucher system. they want to know her views. >> donna brazile, nicolle wallace, thank you very much. going to move from politics to the man accused of murdering a police chief's daughter will return to north carolina after waving an extradition hearing.
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michael kneel hardy was taken into custody after her father made an emotional plea. hardy says he did not kill this young woman. yunji de nies has the story. >> reporter: michael harvey has been charged with murder. but as more information about valerie hamilton's death comes to light, it's not clear what charges he will ultimately face. michael harvey says he did not kill valerie hamilton. >> this is not a murder. there's no murder at all. >> reporter: he says the 23-year-old died of a drug overdose. >> she overdosed in her sleep. >> reporter: as he went before a judge, relatives came to his defense. >> i know my son. he couldn't do hurt no one. he wouldn't hurt a fly. >> reporter: harvey was the last person seen with this carolina police chief's daughter, before she went missing a week ago. days later, detectives found her body in a storage unit. friends say harvey told them
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hamilton overdosed and he punished. >> he woke up. she was dead. and he was all messed up. so, he hid the body. >> reporter: new information from police may back that claim. investigators say hamilton willingly left a local bar with harvey. they found no signs of physical trauma on her body. detectives found evidence of drug use. and interviewed witnesses who said she appeared to need immediate medical attention. legal analysts say he could still be held responsible for her death. >> this is similar to the michael jackson situation. if someone provides a lethal dosage to another person and that person administers that lethal dose to themselves and dies, that could constitute manslaughter. >> reporter: as harvey prepares to face charges, hamilton's family continues to grieve. friends and family gathered for her funeral, to say final
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good-byes. we're waiting for valerie hamilton's full toxicology report and sexual examination kit. those will be critical to this case. >> thank you very much. juju chang has the morning's other news for us. >> happy wednesday. and george, and good morning, everyone. we begin with a setback for opponents of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, which bans gays from serving openly. senate republicans voted down an effort to end the policy. democrats are promising to bring it back for a vote after november's elections. the supreme court has denied the appeal of a virginia woman, set to be executed tomorrow. theresa lewis was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson to collect insurance. her lawyer argued lewis should be spared, saying she has an i.q. that is, quote, borderline mentally retarded. prosecutors call it corruption on steroids. the mayor of bell, california, and seven current and former city officials will be arraigned
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today on charges they bilked taxpayers out of $5 million, so they could live the high life. paying themselves salaries as high as $800,000. city residents celebrated in the streets after hearing about the arrests. if you have a rough ride to work in the morning, you're not alone. new figures out this morning show one-quarter of major urban roadways are in substandard condition. costing the average driver over $400 a year in prepares. now, paris hilton. overnight, she joined the ranks of the rolling stones and paul mccartney. she's been denied entry to japan because of past drug use. she was required to return home after a night at a hotel. japan is known for its strike immigration laws. that's the news at 7:16. >> didn't seem too bothered by it. >> that's a long way to go to be turned back. juju, thank you. good morning, sam champion. what's going on? >> good morning, robin, george,
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juju. we're going to check with the heat. check out the numbers. add denver, memphis, binghamton, to the cities that have never been this warm this late in the season. memphis at 95. they have another record coming today. raleigh at 91. tallahassee at 93 degrees. we'll show you where strong storm es rupt today. we're concerned about the strength of these. minneapolis, north platte, omaha's involved in this. wind gusts and heavy rain and flooding involved in that. we need to briefly mention there's big-time heavy rain coming for the desert southwest, the four corner states over the next 24 hours. there will probably be some flooding in that area from this moisture from what was a tropical system in the pacific, georgette, which will move on.
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good morning, maryland. i'm meteorologist justin berk. you already noticed a slight warm-up out there this morning. we jump about 10 degrees above normal. we mix in clouds and isolated late day or evening thundershower. mainly west of town. our two-degree guaranteed high of 87. crank up the heat, 89 to 90 both days. steadier chance of rain building in, sunday, monday and tuesday, we're back in the 70s. 89 in washington, d.c. today. 85 in new york. and, robin -- >> oh. that doesn't jive with what's behind you right now? >> yeah. tonight, it all starts.
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>> we get to pull out the sweaters and everything. >> not yet. >> sam, thank you. the owners of two farms at the center of that massive egg recall are set to appear before congress this morning. and one of those men will reportedly apologize for what happened. our dr. richard besser joins us live from baltimore, with more on the lingering questions about the safety of the nation's eggs and the effects of that salmonella outbreak. good morning, rich. >> good morning, robin. you know, there's new numbers out from the cdc. 1,600 americans have been sickened by salmonella from tainted eggs. and one question that i've been receiving from viewers. are all the bad eggs off the shelf? the fda says yes. but cautions say more needs to be done to make sure this doesn't happen in the future. the owner of one of the farms linked to salmonella outbreak, says he will apologize today to victims. in a ten-page statement, jack decoster and his son, peter, point to a feeding rig as the likely source of contamination.
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and outlines measures the farm is taking to prevent future contamination. throughout the summer, the massive egg recall affected over 500 million eggs. but months later, what's changed? eggs have returned to groesh shelves. while congress tries to understand how 2 farms in iowa could have sickened 1,600 people. >> i ask the egg farmers where was there concern for the safety and health of the american people? >> reporter: asked to testify today, decoster, as well as the president of hillandale farms. >> they are not producing shell eggs for the fresh market until we say it's safe. >> reporter: also testifying, michael taylor from the fda. >> we're confident the recall has been effective in getting eggs off the shelves. so, people are protected. >> reporter: his agency is in charge of protecting our eggs. new regulations enacted in july last year were supposed to help. farms were told they needed to do testing and fix anything that was wrong. they had one year to comply. just as that deadline approached, reports of
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salmonella infections began. and the fda was horrified by what they found. >> facilities were not clean. they allowed rodent entry. and they found a host of conditions that could contribute to contamination of the eggs. >> reporter: at one farm, a pile of chicken manure reached eight feet high. pathogens in mature can live for days. how can such conditions exist? the fda says this -- >> food borne illnesses kill about 5,000 people a year in this country. isn't it time we tackle this issue? >> reporter: this may not be the last of it. if people still have contaminated eggs in their refrigerator, we'll see additional cases, even though they're off the shelf. >> there's no way to make 100% certain that the eggs are safe, rich, is there? >> there really isn't. it's up to you at the home to make sure you cook your food
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thoroughly. that you work to avoid cross contamination. if you do like to eat the eggs on the undercooked side, you can buy this product. they're pasteurized eggs. you can feel comfortable there's no bacteria on that. >> they have a small "p." i don't know if you can see that. >> that's right. that's something you can feel comfortable that the bacteria have all been killed. >> and that's slightly more than a normal carton of eggs. about $3.50. if you can come by and give an exam to george. we have a followup on the sexting scandal in wisconsin. she's going to join us live in a little bit. our new series on islam in america. we look at the faithful, what they really believe and why there's so much fear over this religion. whatcha doing little bite™?
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he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. 7:26. clear skies. sunshine will help us today. not nearly as chilly as the last couple mornings. 62 in baltimore. 56 up towards york, pennsylvania. our forecast model indicating there'll be showers and thunderstorms in mountains this afternoon. they may start to creep into our western suburbs. you may want to look out for an
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isolated thundershower after we really start cranking up heat. we'll do the same thing tomorrow with isolated storms into mountains. sunshine will be replaced by increasing afternoon clouds with a two-degree guaranteed high of 87. ten degrees above normal. >> volume delays pretty much everywhere around 695 this morning. traffic moves very slow. as we take a peek at the key bridge, inner loop side. disabled vehicle has traffic pretty much at a crawl. in baltimore city, we're working several accidents. one bel air road southbound. one crash reported on northern parkway, spring lately. overturned vehicle remains on the scene at calvert street and east 30th. >> a court hearing is scheduled for this morning for a man charged with killing an off duty maryland state trooper. cornelius williams faces first degree murder charges for a man
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the hoff is off. david hasselhoff's cha-cha not charming the viewers or the voters, either. he is the first to be voted off "dancing with the stars." we'll get his reactions and his picks in a little bit. >> if only germany could have voted. if only germany could have voted. oh, well. did you -- i just saw george try and do a little bit. >> see if i can do it. >> we are winners of -- what is the date today? you must be sick. you must have a cold. >> i'm as stiff as david hasselhoff. that's the point. good morning, america. >> i'm robin roberts, on this wednesday morning. also, we begin our revealing, now series on islam in america. a look at what the faith is really about. and what some americans fear about this religion. also, an important, new movie coming out.
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it's called "waiting for superman." imagine if your child had to win a lottery for a chance to win a part in a good school. davis guggenheim is going to join us. and we begin with the wisconsin district attorney, who has admitted to sending text messages to a sexual abuse victim. a third woman has come out. she is going to join us live. first, andrea canning has the latest. >> reporter: maria ruskiewicz has come out, after seeing our report and so many. how could ken kratz keep his job amid these serious allegations. we called agency after agency, to get to the bottom of it. the answers we found, not sitting well with the victims. maria ruskiewicz talked to ken kratz to get an old drug conviction pardoned.
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soon after, he sent text messages, asking her to go to bed with him. >> it was like a minibombshell. i wasn't planning to hear that news from somebody. and it was shocking. it was disturbing. >> reporter: ruskiewicz's allegations follow stephanie von groll's complaints. a sexual abuse violence victim who received texts from kratz last fall, when he was prosecuting the case. you may be the tall, young, hot nymph. but i am the prize. kratz apologized. >> my behavior was inappropriate. and i'm embarrassed and ashamed. >> reporter: but he refuses to resign. monday, a woman kratz met on a dating website also came forward, saying he asked her out on a date to view an autopsy. something his attorney calls completely bogus. on "gma" tuesday, wisconsin governor, jim doyle, called for kratz's resignation. >> the governor does have the
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power for removal. this is a terrible violation of trust. >> reporter: at the time, the attorney general's office said no crime was committed and gave the case to the office of lawyer regulation that oversees attorney conduct. that office had no comment. but abc news did obtain a copy of a letter its investigator set to van groll. although district attorney kratz's communication with you was inappropriate, it did not appear to involve possible professional misconduct. >> that is exactly the body that should have investigated this case. i'm very dismayed to see that they did not. >> reporter: a hearing date recording kratz's removal hasn't been set yet. ken kratz didn't respond to our requests for comment. but his lawyer told the associated press, he doesn't know anything about the latest alleged victim. and kratz is now in therapy, psychotherapy, to be exact. and maria ruskiewicz joins
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us live this morning. you just heard what mr. kratz's attorney had to say. what is your response? >> my response is, the attorney knows this is not the only victim. >> let me stop you there. you think there are more than you and the two other victims? >> absolutely. a man like this has got a pattern of abusive behavior of his power. and inappropriate texting. there is no way that we are the only three women out there. >> so, take us back to 2008. you say you went to his office to talk about clearing your record of an old drug conviction. what happened there? >> well, in 2008, i spoke to him in his office. and he started to ask me questions about how i felt if a boss has sex with his secretary. or the age difference between a 24-year-old and a possible 16-year-old. i thought it was odd and peculiar. but yet, i was thankful for his
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support. so, he wrote his cell phone number on the back of his business card. now, when i left, i made a mistake. i sent him a text saying, thank you for your support. i was thinking about a future network or an internship. and that's when he started to text me sexually. >> what exactly did he say? >> he would say things like i'm in travers city with my family for the week. between naps, how can you please me between the sheets? i wouldn't respond. and he would say, how would you fail me after such an invitation. i would not respond yet again. and he would say, have i done something wrong. i responded. i appreciate your professional support. i said i have a boyfriend. that's not fib, another factor for him to stop the texting. and he's like, oh, i'm sorry. and a couple months later, he says, we need to meet in person. and that's when i sought help from oklahoma city university. >> you went to the law school.
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but you didn't report it to authorities in wisconsin. why not? >> no. the reason why i didn't was because receiving clemency is difficult. it's very hard. and it's objectively. i was sitting in an excellent position from all the hard work i had done for almost the last 15 years. and knowing ken kratz and the power that he has, i was afraid that he would revoke his support. and not knowing how the process goes, i thought, well what if the panel calls him and he sandbags me. and says, in the back of his mind, she didn't sexually please me, therefore, i'm not going to support her verballying, their. i was freaked out. i was scared of my future. and i was scared of the years i had worked so hard to work on this clemency. i decided to stay focused on school and focused on getting in clemency. i just received the clemency. that's why i'm coming forward. >> that was the same reason back in 2009, when you met with another district attorney, you
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decided not to report it then, as well. when you see that mr. kratz continued, according to some misbehavior, do you wish you would have come forward sooner? >> you know, i thought about that. unfortunately, i would have to say no. i'm sorry that these women had to go through the same situations that i did. i understand how they felt. but at the time, i was so intimidated and scared, that i needed this clemency for the success of my future. now, that i have the clemency, the one regret i have currently is if i knew what was going on with these other women and i didn't come forward. that's why i'm coming forward with the story today, to show, you know, silence is not a good thing. and you shouldn't be afraid of what has happened to you in your life, if you're domestic abuse. if you're a criminal. if you have a bad family life. come forward. it's what he has done to you and
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how he abused his power. >> thanks for sharing your story. >> thank you. it's time, now, for the weather and sam champion. >> tropical storm georgette is now spreading moisture in the desert southwest. this is going to lead to a long area of heavy rain and flooding that will eventually get up toward minneapolis and rapid city. we think in the next 24 to 36 hours, there will be heavy rain here. look at the area shaded in red, north of albuquerque, and denver. that's two to four inches plus of rain. we think that's locally heavy rain, that will happen over the next 48 hours that will lead to flooding in those areas. 85 degrees in new york. 90 in washington, d.c. 89, 90. boston about 83 degrees. there's heat moving into the northeast. fall starts later tonight. there's the area we're expecting heavy rain in the four corners. the severe s
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this morning, we begin an extensive look at a subject that has become a real flashpoint in this country. islam in america. we wanted to get beyond the rhetoric and take a true look at the faith and why there are so many questions about islam. >> christians believe it's the work of the devil. >> this is absolutely
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unacceptable.evil. >> you don't care. muslims died. >> this is our -- >> reporter: ever since 9/11, it is a religion that has come under suspicion. a target of anger and violence, which has recently escalated, since the proposal of an islamic center near ground zero was announced. islam, a faith practiced by over 1 billion people around the world. in the united states, less than 1% of the population identify themselves as muslim. heightening the mystery and some say the misconceptions of the religion. ebu patel who created the youth corps. >> it's a religion that believes in mono theism and mercy. >> reporter: even though that is what patel says, 49% of americans view the religion
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unbelievably. is there violence within the koran? >> in the same way that there is violence in every religious scripture, there is violence in the koran. the vast majority of muslim v practitioners bring our own sense of mercy. >> where does the funding come from? who is this guy involved with? >> islam is from the pit of hell. >> reporter: a 2446 hour news cycle and a chorus of pundits and opinionmakers often shape the nation's dialogue. >> we do ourselves a great disservice by taking the smallest, most extremist elements of this religion, and painting the entire tradition with those colors. >> reporter: best-selling author, bruce feiler says hostility towards islam is not a new story line in american history. >> times of economic difficulty, americans have taken their anxieties out on minority religious.
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in the 19th century, it was catholics. in the 20th century, it was jews. today, we see muslims on the front line of that anxiety. >> reporter: how have you been treated in recent weeks? >> robin, my mom called me on saturday. and she said, eboo, i think that maybe your kids' names sound too muslim. and i'm worried about them being bullied in school. >> reporter: what are your children's names? >> zaid and kalil. zaid is 3 1/2. and kalil is 5 months old. >> reporter: who are they? a poll indicates that 54% of all adult muslims in the u.s. are male. and 46% are female. in addition, muslim-americans are significantly younger than the non-muslim population. more than half of adults are between 18 and 39. and about one-quarter of muslim-americans have a college degree, including 10% that have gone on to graduate study.
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although, many argue that it's extremists that shape view. where is the moderate world? >> 1.5 billion people who are muslims around the world, 99% are moderate muslims. >> reporter: but there tends to be focus on those that have done some horrible things that americans cannot shake. >> those people don't deserve the title muslim. they only deserve the title extremist. >> reporter: there would be some americans that would say, you know, the underwear bomber. though he was not successful, times square, bomber. though, he was not successful. that americans will say, we have a legitimate concern here. there's a reason why we're not as arbitrarily worried. >> right. >> reporter: these are real threats. >> robin, i am just as much at risk as anybody else in america
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or the world. i'm part of the us. we are all part of the us. and if we confuse this, if we get a sense that it is a religion that is against us, man. this is going to -- this is only going to get worse. our enemy is extremism. we are america. a nation based on diversity. a nation based on e plurbus unum. out of many one. and i'm proud to be part of that nation. >> powerful words by eboo. he has gathered teams from all over the country in an interfaith group. and tomorrow in "faith and fear, islam in america," we convene a group of teens to see what this firestorm is teaching america's children about acceptance and religious freedoms. coming up, the documentary on education and futures that could change your child's life. "waiting for superman." [ quinn ] my name is quinn,
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frederick and southern pennsylvania. >> traffic is going to be moving slow, pretty much everywhere this morning as you approach the beltway coming eastbound on i-70. those delays begin to jam well before columbia pike. looking at the beltway, outer loop lanes, extremely slow going, about a 3-minute delay from bel air road towards york road this morning. we still have that accident, 70 uh, westbound as you approach woodvine road. route 94. overturned tractor-trailer continues to block the two right lanes. in baltimore city, we're working an accident at north broadway and lafayette. crash at green spring avenue and valley road. 12 minutes on the top side. keep that in mind before you head out the door.
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good morning, america. the first casualties, kym johnson and david hasselhoff, voted off last night. they're going to be with us live. >> they're there right now. >> still smile pfg even after the first round of rejection. >> we can't wait to talk to them. they're such great sports. also coming up this wednesday morning, we take you inside a terrific, new documentary that's firing up a passionate debate about our schools and young students. should your son or daughter's future be based on a lottery? we'll talk to the director of "waiting for superman."ttery? >> the oscar-winning director, davis guggenheim. he's right here. also, they spent an entire movie stuck in saturday detention, now, the cast of "the breakfast club" reunites right here on "gma."
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>> we'll break down what all that dancing was about in the movie. plus, the one and only tom jones will perform live. he has a new cd. and a new chapter in his legendary career. listen to his music a little bit. ♪ did trouble >> little different for him. litt little gospel, a little country. let's go to juju with the news. >> good morning. a lot of smiling in the crowd today. we begin with infighting in the obama administration over the war of afghanistan. a bob woodward book says the national security team was deeply divided. richard holbrooke allegedly said the strategy couldn't work. while amidst all of the talk of division in the white house, the president is losing another member of his economic team, larry summers. he will be the third top
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economic adviser to leave the white house by year's end. the owners of two iowa egg farms linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak are set to testify on capitol hill today. they're said to apologize after the fda found rodents and towers of manure at their farms. they're also expected to blame the outbreak on contaminated feed from an outside source. the leader of one of the largest churches in the southeast is denying allegations that he used his power and seduced two young members of his congregation into having a sexual relationship with him. our steve osunsami has more. >> reporter: he's one of the largest figures in the black church today. bishop eddie long, the head of a megachurch outside of atlanta, with some 25,000 members. and now, two of them say he had sex with them when they were teenagers. >> allegations are that sexual things started to happen at the ages of 17 and 18 years old.
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>> reporter: today, maurice robinson and anthony flag are in their 20s. and in two, separate lawsuits, they say that bishop long held private, spiritual ceremonies, with they say he coerced certain young male members and employees into acts of sexual relationships. they say he showered them with cars, clothes, jewelry and electronics. and flew them across the world in private jets and put them up in luxury hotels. they were 17, above the age of consent. but say long violated his fiduciary duty by pushing them into sex. outside of the church last night, after bible study, they refused to believe it. >> this man loved his wife, with a passion. >> reporter: the church says one of the men was arrested this summer. and charged with stealing an ipad and an iphone from the church. in a statement, the attorney says bishop eddie longed a manltly denies the allegations. and it is unfortunate that two young men chose to take this
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course of action. bishop long propest tested in atlanta. his accusers say he's been living a double-life. >> a lot of questions. now, a peek at "world news" and what they're reporting on for tonight. here's diane sawyer. >> hello juju. good wednesday morning to you. tonight on "world news," that powerful investigation. teenage girls being tricked and lured into the sex trade in america. girls from the suburbs. girls still in school. how does it happen? and where is it happening? a big investigation breaking tonight. time, now, for the weather and sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, juju. talking with the ladies from georgia. [ cheers ] and by the way, juju, i want to show you in a our friend, kelly ripa. this morning is their high-heel-a-thon. this is the second annual high-heel-a-thon. live on "regis and kelly" she'll be running with 500 women, along
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with kristin chenoweth. the report will support the heart truth campaign for women's heart health education research. you have to show up in three-inch high heels or you can't run. can't run in flats. can't run in regular run shoes. all that this morning. we were hoping we could convince kelly to get to the camera. but i think she's stretching out. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to tell you about. number one, on our hit parade. fall alives at 11:09 p.m. if you were awaiting the time, this is it. and this is when your area typically starts to see the change of color. the peak colors in the area. this will be on later, if you want to plan your fall foliage trip. from atlanta, to providence, there is heat. d.c.'s at about 90. new york's going to be right there. it's gorgeous on
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it is a beautiful morning in times square. it might be a little warm today. we'll have more on the weather in the next half hour. george? >> thanks, sam. the oscar 46 winning director of "an inconvenient truth" is back with another documentary. this one is called "waiting for superman." it's about how to fix our failing public schools. and it's sporking off a ferocious debate, even though it doesn't open until later this week. first, take a look at the documentary and the controversy
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it's creating. >> i don't know what college i want to go to. but i know i want to be a teacher. >> i want to be a nurse. i want to be a doctor. >> how come? >> because, i would like to help somebody in need. >> reporter: the film follows five families in desperate search of a decent education for their kids. it's designed to provoke. and its conclusion is stark. >> i don't think they are. i know they are. >> either the kids are getting stupider every year. or something is wrong in the education system. >> reporter: the statistics are startling. among 30 developed countries, we rank 25th in math and 21st in science. despite doubling education spending over the last generation. the film lays much of the blame for these failings on teachers unions. >> it's an incomplete and misleading story about public education. >> reporter: but they are fighting back. >> the problem with the narrative is that we are succeeding with lots of kids. we are actually improving, in terms of public education.
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so, what we need to do is actually look at not just the bad, not just the ugly. but the good, as well. >> reporter: and to focus on these kids. they are the film's emotional heart. their hopes set on winning a lottery that will get them into a good school. for them, everything rides on the drop of a ball. >> so, if francisco doesn't get in, is there another chance? >> no. >> your children and future generation are on the bridge of the "titanic" and everybody's going to drown. >> someone has taken an interest in you. someone loves you. and they recognize the importance of education. >> and the first student selected, 20. >> nine. >> it takes a lot of outrage and a lot of good examples to say, yes, we can do this. >> i want my kids to have better than what i had. >> 18. ten. 12. two.
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and the last number. and davis guggenheim joins us. every time i see that scene, it gets me again. excuse me. those kids, you want to reach out and hug every one of them. where did you find them? >> also, i want them to win every time. it's not hard to find families all across the country that just want a great school for their kid. and these kids, you go to homes like in east l.a., or in the bronx here. and you wonder, what am i going to find? maybe those families are different than us. they're the same as us. these parents are just like us. they want a great school for their kid. >> and part of what inspires you to get into this, is reflecting on the fact that you live in these neighbors. >> yeah. >> yet, you send your kids to private schools. >> originally, when they asked me to make this movie, i was like no. i don't think it can be done.
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and i was driving to school in the minivan. and i was counting the public schools i was passing. in my neighborhood, the kids aren't getting a great education. it's affecting everyone. it haunted me. why can't we have a great school for everyone, the kids in my neighborhood. how do i make people care about other people's kids. >> you coin a phrase, dropout factor. where 40% of the kids don't get a degree. and one of the misconceptions is these are concentrated only in the inner cities. they're everywhere. >> the problem is everywhere. a lot of people think they can buy a home in a nice neighborhood and that means the schools will be good. what we found is that the erosion is happening everywhere. we follow this girl, emily, a white, middle-class family. the school is in the top ten schools. a lot of the suburban schools are serving the top tract. and it's masking failure in the rest of the schools.
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>> you're very tough in this film on the teacher's union. we showed randi weingarten. she's been pushing back pretty hard, as well. want to read you something else she said. it's shameful to suggest that the deplorable behavior of one or two teachers, including the example of more than two decades old, is representative of all teachers. when certain events affect the story line, he makes them disappear. >> the first movie i made was about great teachers. there's great teachers in every school. and this movie is not about them. but our schools are really in trouble. and my decision was to be tough on all the adults. not just the unions. but even the democratic party, who has been quiet on this. i think the obama administration has been rather good. but all of the adults. people like me. i talk about how i'm part of the problem. i take my kids out to a private
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school. i take care of my own. we're not going to fix our schools unless the adults change and put the kids first. >> let me press that on you one more time. you celebrate the charter schools. there's evidence that charter schools do no better than most public schools. one of the reforms that a lot of people champion, merit pay for teachers. that doesn't make a difference, either. >> charters are kind of an experiment. they're about ten years old. and they're -- what's great about them is they're public schools that work outside the district rules and the union contracts. okay? so, some are not going to do well for all the same reasons. we should shut those down. i said only one in five are successful. but the high-performing charters are showing us the way. they are blowing other schools away. they're sending 90% of their kids to college. and in those charters are the ingredients for success. that's why this movie is inspiring. >> where you have common ground
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with the teacher's unions. they support the ones that create an entire community. >> right. >> where the kids are taken care of. >> this movie is a wake-up call, george. it's saying, we have to change. our schools have been in trouble for a very long time. if we don't push ourselves off of the entrenched positions. my wife and i walked into our neighborhood school and said, how can we held? that's what everyone has to do. the unions have to change a little bit. but all of the adults have to change if we're going to fix our schools. >> it leads to a huge question posed in "usa today" this morning. big picture of you. profound question. can documentaries save us? can they make a difference? >> i was lucky to be part of "an convenient truth." no one thought it would change the conversation. "inconvenient truth." and it wasn't -- it didn't write policy. it didn't change science. but it changed the conversation. and people went to see the movie to start a conversation. they didn't always agree with
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it. but it was a way for people to get together and say, this matters to me. so, on friday, families can come and say, if i care about public schools, this matters to me. >> and you actually give them something to do. >> we have an amazing website. we're really ready now. we weren't ready then. we have specific actions you can take. in major cities, we have a campaign manager. in your city, there's a name and an e-mail. a person you can call. and you can say, how do i change and affect great public schools. >> the film opens friday in new york and los angeles. we want to continue the conversation on our website, as we. weigh in on our shoutout board at thanks very much. coming up, david hasselhoff and kym johnson, the first couple booted from "dancing with the stars." they join us live. [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... ♪ ...can lead to another. ♪
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stars." here is the moment they had to go bye-bye. >> david and kym. >> oh, baby. >> david and kym, you're good enough. and you're color-coordinated, yet again. not even dancing. >> i know. we're in tune. >> you're in tune after this short amount of time. thank you so much. george and i appreciate you getting up. and, david, they started the show yesterday, by saying how it was going to be one of the biggest surprises ever in the history of the program. tom bergeron said the same thing. he's never seen something like this. were you as taken offguard? >> we actually planned the whole thing. a new video, how to deal with rejection. the hoff and down under. this is the first time i've seen this. >> it's not that bad. you did good. >> we had fun. >> yeah. >> going into this, i knew i
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wasn't going to be the judge's favorite. all i wanted to do was have fun. you know, play it up. and that was our goal. i think we did well. >> it was entertaining. >> it's supposed to be entertaining. and i was relying on her for the technique. and i think she was terrific. >> teenage daughters, they were there lending support. we want to show everybody that what they said before the results were announced. >> i'm proud of you, dad, that you kept up. >> you did a great job from our point of view. if they don't see it, they don't see it. look at the competition, though. everyone's so great. >> how did they buck you up after? >> it was great. i am like their hero. and i'm in control. to see me get voted off is a new experience. what i learned from them, as well. they're so strong. they're great kids. they have big, big hearts.
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>> it seems like they are just -- typical daughters. doesn't matter what you do, they're going to love you. and rightfully so. that's how families should be. kym, for you -- >> they actually -- they really love kym a lot, too. dad, we liked her a lot. >> want her to stick around to see kym. >> they're adorable. >> it's tough. not enough credit goes to the dancers. i have to say. the professional dancers and what you do, week in and week out. i know it's tough to be the first one to go, kym. what's going to stand out the most for you? >> well, when they told me i had the hoff, i was so excited. he's been amazing. i'm going to miss him. every week, we had so much fun. well, the flee weeks we had together. e he made me laugh all the time. he was trying really hard. i had so many more fun things i wanted to do with the hoff. it's disappointing being off first. but that's the show. >> david, how grueling is three weeks of dancing boot camp?
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>> gruelling. i mean, it really is. i gave 120%. i told kym because i have to go, this morning, i have to fly to a live show. i have the shots. got everything done. i'm ready to go, just in case. now, you'll see me running around. instead of doing the quick step. but it is rough. and i must say that, you know, we really are in their hands. without these guys and these beautiful ladies, we would be so terrible. she took me a long way in three weeks. >> ah, so much fun. >> what do you think is going to happen? it's just getting rolling. who do you think are the favorites? who are your favorites? >> i love jennifer grey. i think she's going to be in the final. that's my early prediction. kyle, as well. he was in the bottom with us last night. that's a real shocker. i think he's going to be there in the end, too.
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good morning, 8:27. you'll step outside, feel that sun and feel the influence of warmer air. already up to 64 here in baltimore compared to the 40s and 50s last couple mortgages. now up to 70 in the eastern shore, easton. low 70s in southern maryland. we pump in a little more heat today. there'll be a small chance of a late day thundershower, west and north of town. we'll slip into the mid-60s overnight. as we head into tomorrow, expecting warmer temperatures. highs upper 80s to around 90. some drivers can honestly say they were late for work because they got stuck behind a broken down boat on the beltway. a truck carrying a boat has broken down. it's blocking two lanes right now. expect significant delays. you can add an extra 20 minutes to your commute if traveling the
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top side from bel air to york road. crash 95 southbound off to the right shoulder. i-70 westbound has been closed again. only one lane open southbound 295 at 197. >> don't see that every day, a boat on the beltway. baltimore city police commissioner fred bealefeld met with city personnel to review emergency response plans. this meeting comes in the wake of last week's shooting at johns hopkins hospital. the gunman shot the doctor after he told him about his mother's diagnosis. partis killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. a state has launched a brand new tool of on a website to help people find jobs.
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♪ ♪ it's not unusual to be loved by anyone ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to have fun with anyone ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we want more. you big tease, you. you're just teasing us. you're just teasing us, mr. tom jones. that was beautiful. and "it's not unusual." and i love your new music. i'm from the south. i can hear that gospel.ic. >> yes. >> it's beautiful. the iconic, the legendary, mr. tom jones is going to be here. the new album. it's called "craze and blame." he's going to perform live in our next half hour. we say good morning, america. here with george, i'm robin. >> also, 25 years later. we talked to them yesterday. we're going to find out the
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secrets behind those dance moves in this next half hour, as well. and our next guest is one of the stars of the upcoming legal drama, "the whole truth" on abc. rob mora enjoys winning cases, playing hoops. he's here with us, as well. >> good to see you. >> we couldn't provide coffee for you? >> sorry. i needed the caffeine. >> get that outside? >> yes. >> this is fascinating. this new show. as someone watching, you don't know whose side you're supposed to be on. >> that's the trick. if we can get people to shift air allegiances throughout the episode, we're on to something that's new. that's what we're hoping. >> and mora tyranny, to work with her. >> love her. she's a dream. she's a great, cool, sexy, smart, funny, tough bostonian. >> tell us about your birthday.
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it was your birthday yesterday. how did you celebrate? >> i worked. i was a working boy. on a plane here. we celebrated sunday. it's actually my birth-a-versary. my wife has the same birthday that i do. and it's our anniversary. >> you're efficient. >> very organized. >> one fell swoop. we wish you the success. you are a good mix there. i love these types of shows. i'm going, wait a minute. that's the whole intent of it. you're guessing throughout. >> that's what we're hoping. it feels good. we're having a good time making it. hopefully everyone will like it. >> i like the earrings, too. very cool. cool dude, rob. >> thanks so much. >> "the whole truth" premieres tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central. sam, you have "just one thing" for us? >> this is a good one. on saturday, this is a big deal.
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you can clean up any coastline. we've told you about the trash floating in the pacific ocean. over 3 million tons of it. trash has been found in all of our world's ocean. even our rivers and lakes and streams. you can change that this saturday. it tess the world's largest volunteer effort to help clean up the oceans and any shoreway. big-wave surfer, laird hamilton, and his wife, gabrielle reese, tell us that we should think that all waterways are connected. >> you clean the waterways, you clean the rivers, you have a clean ocean. >> gabby said she will be out with the kids, cleaning their beach. i'll be picking up trash in miami, as well. 7 million tons of debris from our coastlines last year. think how much we can do this year. robin's cleaning up our beach. the "gma" beach. put it right here in this bag.
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we'll link you on how you can do it at how you can help this year. robin -- i know. i can't even get up. this is the scary part. >> this is a nice look, isn't it? please, continue. >> let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to talk about. the line of severe storms. gets a bead of moisture. i'm trying to get up thousand. chicago, you're a little bit a part of that. more minneapolis is going to get heavy rain out of this. this is all of that moisture streaming up from the southwest. we're concerned in phoenix, about how much rain will fall here.
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it's that easy. "gma" beach is almost cleaned up. all that weather, brought to you by volkswagen. >> thank you, sam. i'm supposed to run upstairs. but we're going to be down here with the people. [ cheers ] little breast cancer survivors are back here behind me. how are you? yes. it is now time for part two of our "breakfast club" reunion, 25 years later. i sat down with the stars of the film that spoke to a generation of teenagers, back in the '80s. they spoke of the dance moves from the saturday detention session. and how they will still be friends 25 years from now. molly ringwald, ally sheedy, michael hall, and jud nelson. emilio estevez could not be with
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us. he's filming in toronto. >> excuse me. i know i belong in detention. but i don't think i belong in here. >> reporter: in 1985, they were the breakfast club. the group of unlikely high school students, forced to spend their saturday morning together in detention. what a difference 25 years makes. today, the "breakfast club" stars are all grown up and ready to spill their secrets to little, old me. about what it was like to film the iconic john hughes movie. >> what are we having? >> reporter: rapid-fire question. best dancer. >> you think so? >> definitely. >> oh, my. >> yeah. >> reporter: you all had a great sense of dance. >> yeah. that's just the '80s thing, though. >> it was odd. >> so stupid. >> he's a head banger. >> were you going to pop your collar?
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>> john thought it was funny for me to do that dance. i don't know. >> reporter: oh, yeah. >> originally, it was just supposed to be my character that danced? >> reporter: what happened? >> i was embarrassed to do this whole, big dance sequence for everyone. i didn't really consider myself a dancer. so, he changed it and made everybody dance. >> reporter: was there any choreography? >> yeah. we had a choreographer. that. that was so silly. >> that was from madness, "one step beyond." >> reporter: are we going to see you on "dancing with the stars"? >> no. >> no. >> not. >> reporter: with those moves? >> exactly. with those moves, no. >> reporter: this is from sherri in montgomery, new york. molly, what was your favorite line in the movie? do you share something in common with your character, claire? >> i share very little with my character, claire. that's one of the reasons i wanted to play her. >> your favorite line in the
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movie. >> my line? or anybody's line? >> reporter: pick a line. pick a line. >> the one in a always sticks with me was ally's line, when you group up, your heart dies. >> it's unavoidable. it just happens. >> what happens? >> when you grow up, your heart dies. >> who cares? >> i care. >> reporter: do you all believe that? when you grow up, your heart dies? >> i think i believed it then. i don't believe it so much now. i think maybe it dies a little bit in different ways. >> yeah. it gets broken and smashed. and put back together. >> stitches. >> reporter: i do have another rapid-fire question. favorite movie food? sense we're here in the concession stand area. >> twizzlers. >> popcorn. i like the putter. >> popcorn. >> i just drink water. >> reporter: good thing you
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book-ended it a little bit. where are you 25 years from now? for the 50th anniversary. what are we saying? >> mr. is emilio? >> emilio will be the only one that shows up. >> 25 years from now, we'll -- you know, you'll be a grandmother. >> i'll be a grandmother. >> you'll be a grandmother. mike and i will maybe, maybe be engaged. i'm still looking for that right, you know, that right woman. >> you'll be expecting your first child. >> yeah. i'll be actually making a child in a dish in my basement somewhere. >> there's a strange bond i have with these guys and emiliemilio. we've had an experience together that changed all of our lives. and we're the only ones who know what it's like. >> even though it was only two months, three months out of the year. >> a joy to grow up doing this. it was a real pleasure. ♪ don't you for get about me ♪
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>> no, no. ♪ don't you forget about me everyone, kumbaya. it is something to have that kind of feeling, something that has changed your life. and you'll never be the same. we know what that's like. coming up, more of george's conversation with bill cli
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right now, the country's number one job is creating new jobs. and one of the ways to do it may be something you never heard of. microloans. these loans are delivered outside of the banking system. now, they're jump-starting new businesses here at home. the clinton global initiative is promoting these programs. and in my conversation with president clinton, we talked about how this all works and who is getting the help. making a small business work in new york is no easy feat. especially for those with low incomes. joy hibbert knows it firsthand. >> i needed some things to get myself out there a little more. like a banner, business cards. you know, like display cases. >> reporter: joy wanted to exband her home-based bakery but couldn't get financing. that's when shawn nawaz stepped in with a microloan. >> you have the ability to start
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a new business. but they don't have any capital. >> reporter: newaz works for building america. it is a featured group at this week's clinton global initiative, where the proposal was launched. microloans is something you've believed in for a long time. >> our administration, in '93 and '94, got congress to establish a microloan program. the payback rate on these loans exceeds 98%. >> reporter: in some countries, a microloan can be $25. the u.s. average is $13,000. several organizations give them out through the small business administration. $56 million worth this year. melody ruby got money for her child care service. she also found donors through a microloan website called kiva. her new donors sent e-mails. >> it's so exciting to have personal notes from people talking about how they believe
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in what we're doing. >> reporter: kiva is another group that got early support from cgi. they can be effective job generators. >> absolutely. and the whole, as it bubbles up, will encourage banks to start lending again. >> reporter: joy got a 1,500 loan, enough to buy those business cards. and give her a shot at a dream. >> i'm able to display myself that will draw people to me. it's taken off really well. >> good luck, joy. you can read more about microloans and the clinton global initiative on our website, and when we come back, the one and only tom jones is here and when we come back, the one and only tom jones is here live. if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland
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by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
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he's a superstar. you know who it is. tom jones, celebrating 45 years of making beautiful hit music with a new album that's getting rave reviews.
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it's called "praise & blame." it shows us his spiritual side, with a mix of gospel and blues. we are so happy to have the incomparable, tom jones this morning. [ cheers and applause ] it's so good to have you back. >> how are you? >> we ended up being background singers for you. we were just getting it. >> there you go. >> it was a simpler time back then. tell us about this new, beautiful album, tom. it's such a -- it's different from what we've heard from you before. >> yes. the first gospel album that i've made. and it's sort of a stripped-down version. there's not too many instruments on there. it's basically a rhythm section, with a piano and some singers. so, it's really basic gospel music. you know? it's spiritual music.
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>> and you grew up with gospel music. and some people find in a a little surprising. >> i used to go to a presbyterian chapel when i was a boy. and we used to sing hymns on a sunday afternoon. i found out later when i was growing up a bit, that a lot of the songs are the same as american gospel music. but a lot of them came from british hymns. >> ah. >> in the south, people put a little twist on it. and, you know, it came out differently. so, then, i was influenced a lot by american gospel music then. i knew a lot of the songs. it was very natural for me. >> and you've been a great influence on us, mr. jones. now, off of his new album, run and get this one, "praise & blame," tom jones sings strange things. ♪ well you hear the people say
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they are in the holy way ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ on the last judgment day when they drive all the way ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day there are strange things ♪ ♪ happening every day ♪ if you want to view the crime you must draw your line ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪
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♪ if you go right to the line you can live right all the time ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day there are strange things ♪ ♪ happening every day ♪ yeah ♪ ascends the holy light
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to adopt the center right ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ well, he gave the blind their sight ♪ ♪ when he pressed in with all his might ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ there are strange things happening every day ♪ ♪ every day every day ♪ ♪ every day, yeah there are strange things ♪ ♪ happening every day [ applause ] >> yeah. in a what it i
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. i haven't seen juju smile this big. >> and blush. >> and blush, in such a little time. >> i am telling everyone that i was kissed by tom jones. >> this is greating rave
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reviews. "praise & blame." i know you're all around the world. where are you heading off to? >> canada tomorrow. london after that. russia after that. and back to london. >> i'm getting tired just hearing about it. >> thank you for making time for us. >> we'll have stephen colbert here tomorrow. >> see you then. have a great day. 8:56. sun outside. you can almost feel the sense of warming. it's going to warm up in a big time hurry. it's up to 70 in aberdeen. lagging behind. mid- to upper 60s from
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westminster, ellicot city to arnold. we are looking at clear skies, warm wind from the southwest. that's going to pump up heat and get us up 10 degrees above normal today. not nearly as chilly overnight. we had the full moon this morning by the way. we should settle back into the mid-60s. last look at traffic, here's kim. >> traffic continues to be quite the headache on the top side of the outer loop. causing big problems from 95 southbound from the white marsh boulevard area. broken down boat still continues to break a hold-up. two center lanes on the outer loop at harford road. give yourself lots of extra time. perhaps avoid the area altogether. we have the accident, 70 westbound past woodvine road. two right lanes remain closed
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because of an overturned tractor-trailer. we are working an accident, 795 southbound at owings mills boulevard. that has things slow until you approach the beltway. in columbia, route 32 eastbound, cedar lane. an earlier crash continues to get attention from drivers. traffic remains backed up from route 108, clarksville pike. 695 on the outer loop from 795 to 70. going to be a 12-minute ride. stay tuned. good morning maryland is next.
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